Medium: Mixed Media
Booth #: GN10
As the sole creator of my artwork, each piece will start from cut sheet metal, a steel bar or found object. I use various techniques to texture the metal which include acid wash, grinding, natural rusting or applying gesso. Sometimes the metal is heat treated, washed in acid, or wired wheeled. Other times, the pieces are an assemblage of various metals or found objects. I then apply enamel paint, acrylic or oil paint over the textured metal, or will experiment with different combinations. My subject matter is heavily influenced by life experiences. I don't always sketch my ideas, but many times start with a centerpiece and then build around it. Some pieces can sit for several weeks until I find the right combination of parts to complete it. As a self taught artist, my journey is a continuing process.